Ecclesiastes 1:5

“The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to his place where he arose.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The Sunne also ariseth, and the Sunne goeth downe, and hasteth to the place where he arose.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Also, the sun rises and the sun sets; And hastening to its place it rises there {again.}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to its place where it ariseth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The sun comes up and the sun goes down, and goes quickly back to the place where he came up.
- Basic English Bible

The sun also riseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to its place where it ariseth.
- Darby Bible

The sun also riseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to his place where he arose.
- Webster's Bible

The sun also rises, and the sun goes down, and hurries to its place where it rises.
- World English Bible

Also, the sun hath risen, and the sun hath gone in, and unto its place panting it is rising there.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to his place where he ariseth.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ecclesiastes 1:5


1:5 The sun - The sun is in perpetual motion, rising, setting, and rising again, and so constantly repeating its course in all succeeding days, and years, and ages; and the like he observes concerning the winds and rivers, ver.#6|,7, and the design of these similitudes seem to be; to shew the vanity of all worldly things, and that man's mind can never be satisfied with them, because there is nothing in the world but a constant repetition of the same things, which is so irksome, that the consideration thereof hath made some persons weary of their lives; and there is no new thing under the sun, as is added in the foot of the account, ver.#9|, which seems to be given us as a key to understand the meaning of the foregoing passages. And this is certain from experience that the things of this world are so narrow, and the mind of man so vast, that there must be something new to satisfy the mind; and even delightful things by too frequent repetition, are so far from yielding satisfaction, that they grow tedious and troublesome.


Discussion for Ecclesiastes 1

  • Michael C.
    The Book of the Preacher, or, The Summoner; is exactly that! The Spirit searches the deep things of God, and convicts men of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment. Solomon's desire, from the day he took the throne, was to worthily follow in the steps of his father, "A man after the LORD's own heart, who would fulfill all His will." His desire was to feed Israel with knowledge and wisdom from God.
  • Lucinda Palestrant
    Alie J. Matthew 1:18; "Mary was with child, by the Holy Spirit". God caused her pregnancy; She gave birth to God; came to earth in the flesh.
  • Alie jent
    There is no new thing under
    the sun. What has happened
    or occuring in your life has
    occured before. What we
    are seeing today was there
    already. eg. Artificial
    insemination. Joseph did
    not sleep with marry but
    marry got pregnant. eg2.
    elevator: Jacob saw angels
    running to and fro in his
    dreams. Women crying for
    children. Hannah did the
    same thing.
  • Benjamin Ajayi
    This is very very Educative for a devoted child of God who considered
    this world we are as vanity...all our race in the world is all but vanity.
  • Christian o.
    yes , thisbook is filled with wisdom. my advice to all is that : they should live in wisdom like solomon
  • Linda Johnson for verse 10
    I'm not really sure, it looks like it is saying history repeats itself, however,. one must read with the mind of Christ in the spirit of the living God...

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